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Migraines and PCOS

migraines and PCOS share many common root causes. For example, hormone imbalances, low serotonin levels, and insulin resistance may trigger migraines.

PCOS foods

PCOS Foods

In this article, we’ll discuss our top five PCOS foods that we recommend. PCOS foods should be balanced with protein, fat, and carb and include high fiber carbs. They should also contain important nutrients such as Omega 3s, zinc, and magnesium.

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PCOS Hair Loss

High androgen levels are the most common cause for PCOS hair loss. Different types of androgens include testosterone, androstenedione, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S).

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PCOS Acne Supplements

High androgens cause an overproduction of oil in your skin which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Insulin resistance may also cause acne in PCOS. This occurs when your cells become resistant to insulin, a hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar levels. Higher insulin levels triggers your body to release more testosterone and worsens the vicious cycle.

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PCOS and Anxiety

Women with PCOS are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety than the general population. PCOS may cause anxiety due to its effect on high cortisol levels, a progesterone deficiency, or dysbiosis of the gut.

Adrenal PCOS

Adrenal PCOS

Most women with PCOS have a root cause of insulin resistance and high testosterone levels. However, DHEA-S is often the only androgen found to be elevated on bloodwork in women with PCOS with an adrenal gland root cause.

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Why am I not losing weight?

Difficulty losing weight is the number one concern we hear from most of the women applying to work with us.

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PCOS and Dairy

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) face many conflicting decisions on what foods to include or exclude in their meals and snacks each day. In this article, we’ll tackle the controversial topic of PCOS and dairy.

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Ovasitol for PCOS

Ovasitol is a supplement designed for women with PCOS. It contains two vitamin-like compounds called myo and d-chiro-inositol in the same ratio (40:1) found naturally in the body.

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PCOS Acne Diet

Acne is a common symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In fact, up to 30 percent of women with PCOS reportedly suffer from acne.

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IBS and PCOS

An estimated 30 to 40 percent of women with PCOS also have IBS (2, 3). IBS is more common in PCOS than the general population because these two conditions share one major root cause: dysbiosis.

PCOS meals

PCOS Meals

Optimizing your overall diet—as in the foods you eat—is foundational in treating the root cause of PCOS. A diet high in refined carbs, inflammatory fats, and added sugar worsens insulin resistance and inflammation.These types of foods are also much easier to overeat, which can lead to an overabundance of calories, frequent blood sugar imbalances, and weight gain. On the other hand, an anti-inflammatory diet improves your body’s sensitivity to insulin, reduces inflammation, and provides the necessary nutrients to optimize hormone function.

PCOS turmeric

Turmeric for PCOS

Most of the benefits of turmeric stem from its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While there are not a large amount of studies specifically assessing PCOS and turmeric yet, the few available show promising results.

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Gluten and PCOS

Although there are no studies specifically looking at the relationship between gluten and PCOS, many women report a reduction in symptoms after eliminating gluten from their diet.

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Zinc for PCOS

Taking zinc for PCOS may help reduce common symptoms of this condition like unwanted hair growth and/or hair loss, acne, high blood sugar, and more.

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Best Supplements For PCOS

We’ll review the best supplements for PCOS, how they help treat hormonal imbalance, and which dosage to consider for best results.

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Soy and PCOS

research suggests that eating soy may be beneficial for women with PCOS.

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Good Food Good Mood

Nutritious food benefits your mood by supporting healthy communication in the brain and reducing chronic inflammation.

insulin and PCOS

PCOS and Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is one underlying root cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). In fact, some studies report that up to 70 percent of all women with PCOS have some degree of insulin resistance.

NAC for PCOS

NAC for PCOS

Through its powerful antioxidant benefits, NAC may help treat the root cause of PCOS in a few ways.

pcos and thyroid

PCOS and Thyroid

Women with PCOS are three times more likely to also suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroid disease than the general population. Polycystic appearing ovaries can also be a clinical sign of hypothyroidism.

tea for PCOS

Tea for PCOS

Drinking tea can be helpful for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) symptoms like facial hair growth.

snacks for PCOS

Snacks for PCOS

Snacks for PCOS

folate article

Folic Acid vs. Folate: What's the Difference?

Folate is the naturally occurring and metabolically active form of vitamin B9. Folate is naturally present in a wide variety of foods such as liver, dark leafy green vegetables, avocados, legumes, and asparagus. Alternatively, folic acid is the synthetic form of vitamin B9 found in many multivitamins, fortified foods, and certain pharmaceuticals.

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Magnesium Citrate vs. Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium citrate is most helpful for people suffering from constipation, while the glycinate form is more useful for conditions like anxiety, insomnia, chronic stress, and inflammatory conditions.

coq10 and fertility

CoQ10 and Fertility

CoQ10 is a well-known supplement in the fertility industry due to its possible benefits for mitochondria function, egg quality, and inflammation.